Wild Buffalo Grill looks forward to reopening this month

Many of us have noticed that the Wild Buffalo Grill, a local restaurant at 10024 Washington Blvd. N. (Route 1), has been closed for a while. The owners are remodeling and doing some repairs to the building after it was hit by lightning last month.

Don't worry, though, they do plan to reopen this month. If you are interested in being notified of when they are open for business again, give them at 301-604-9100 and leave your name and number. They will call you when they have an exact date.

Cogratulations to North Laurel's own Phyllis Puccio for her new job at Salon Allure, in Ekridge. Phyllis is a senior stylist and certified colorist. For more information on her new shop, go to http://www.salonallureinc.com.

Have you ever been invited to celebrate a birthday for a 100-year-old? Well, the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of Laurel Park, would like to invite you to attend the 100th birthday celebration and Fall Festival Oct. 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

For those of you that do not know, the horse track is on land that sits in both Anne Arundel and Howard counties began operations Oct. 2, 1911. There will be events for the entire family, so go out for the day and enjoy all the activities. Staff will be in period costumes and jockeys will be available for an autograph session.

There will be also be a cake competition, disc jockey and gifts awarded to the crowd throughout the day. The kids can enjoy pony rides, face painting and a petting zoo. There will be performances by Medieval Times, bassett hounds, Jack Russell terriers and so much more. Of course, there will also be horse races throughout the day. All this for a $3 entrance fee and children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

District 13 Del. Frank Turner, the Columbia Democrat who represents the North Laurel area, will be holding a public hearing Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, in Ellicott City, on a bil that would add two appointed members to the county school Board.

The two members, appointed by the county executive, would join the other five elected board members. If you cannot testify, but wish to let Turner know what you think, send an email to Frank.Turner@house.state.md.us.

Do you have something to celebrate? Why not let me know and I will be glad to add it to my column. Please give me two weeks notice. You can send the information to donnathewes@yahoo.com. I love to announce birthdays, anniversaries or special events.

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